Slotting boons as a GM


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So, here's a bit of an oddball question I haven't been able to find a direct answer on, or any discussion really. Are GM's able to slot boons for their GM credit characters?

Obviously, it wouldn't affect play, but it may affect downtime as a GM. A lot of boons can offer different downtime activities, such as off-hours study or practiced medicine. I think getting some clarification on this topic would really help.

Sczarni 5/5 5/55/5 ***

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I don't believe it's explicitly stated anywhere, but if you couldn't, GMs couldn't gain any Reputation, since you only gain Reputation by slotting your Faction Boon.

I remember this question coming up in Starfinder Society as well, and the general consensus over there has been that yes, GMs benefit from the same Boons they would have used while playing.

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/5 ** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden

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In fact, it's in the SFS Guide:

SFS Guide 2.0 p. 17 wrote:

A GM can earn the rewards or benefits associated with any

of her character’s current boons, as long as those boons could
have been slotted during the course of the adventure. The GM
chooses which boons would have been slotted in this manner
after running the scenario. This can also apply to “out of table”
boons like Digital Presence or Worldwide Explorer.

I trawled through the PFS2 Guide and I couldn't find a similar statement. But I think it would be good to add it, since GMs do get Downtime and boons like Curse Breaker and Crafter's Workshop are mandatory to slot until you finish the crafting process.

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:


I trawled through the PFS2 Guide and I couldn't find a similar statement. But I think it would be good to add it, since GMs do get Downtime and boons like Curse Breaker and Crafter's Workshop are mandatory to slot until you finish the crafting process.

The only thing relevant I could find it the example text for applying multiple chronicle sheets. Emphasis mine.

Pathfinder Society Guide to Play (second edition) wrote:
Example: Aubrey is a GM. Over the course of a convention, she runs four scenarios, and she assigns all four of them to the same character, Kyralos. Before any of these Chronicle sheets, Kyralos had just reached level 3. Aubrey applies Chronicle sheets to Kyralos one at a time. She wants to spend all of her Downtime to Earn Income, using her Scribing Lore. For the first three Chronicle sheets, Kyralos is level 3, and her bonus on Scribing Lore is +5. She doesn’t have any special boons or rewards that help her find better tasks, but she can always find tasks of up to her level -2, as described in the Downtime section of this guide. So Kyra finds three level 1 tasks and rolls three Scribing Lore checks against DC 15, the standard DC for a level 1 task on page 503 of the Core Rulebook. For her next Chronicle sheet, Kyralos is level 4. Aubrey levels up Kyralos to 4, which increases Kyralos’s bonus on Scribing Lore to +6, and allows her to always find level 2 tasks. Now Aubrey rolls one check at +6 against a DC of 16. While her chances of success are the same in this particular example, this level 2 task lets Kyra earn more money.

I assume the intent is there, but it's such a piece of minutiae

4/5

Useful to know for things like Eager Protege.

4/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland—Hagerstown

oh, I would love to be able to slot Eager Protege in as a GM.

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